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Encyclopedia > Hemp (disambiguation)

Hemp is an old English name for a particular herb or plant and for the fibre produced by its growth or cultivation. The same herb has however other names and uses, and other herbs are used as sources of hemp-like fibre. Also, hemp fibre substitutes, somethimes, for flax (linen) fibre. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A herb (pronounced urb in American English and hurb in most varieties of Commonwealth English) is a plant grown for culinary or medicinal value. ... Divisions Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular plants (bryophytes) Hepatophyta - liverworts Anthocerophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses Vascular plants (tracheophytes) Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongues Seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering plants Adiantum pedatum (a fern... For the meaning of fiber in nutrition, see dietary fiber. ... In biology growth is increase in size. ... Tillage (American English), or cultivation (UK) is the agricultural preparation of the soil to receive seeds. ... Binomial name Linum usitatissimum Linnaeus. ... Torn linen cloth, recovered from the Dead Sea Linen is a material made from the fibers of the flax plant. ...


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Hemp - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (3196 words)
Hemp rope used in the age of sail was protected by tarring, a labor-intensive process and the reason for the Jack Tar nickname for sailors.
A hemp clothing industry was reborn in the West in 1988, and hemp is being used in increasing quantities in paper manufacturing.
This was traditionally followed by retting, either water retting (the bundled hemp floats in water) or dew retting (the hemp remains on the ground and is affected by the moisture in dew moisture, and by moulds and bacterial action).
Reference Encyclopedia - Hemp (3814 words)
Hemp is used to make cordage of greatly varying tensile strength, clothing, food, and the oils from the seeds can be made into paint or used for cooking.
There is a niche market for hemp paper, but the cost of hemp pulp is approximately six times that of wood pulp[3], mostly due to the small size and outdated equipment of the few hemp processing plants in the Western world.
This was traditionally followed by retting, either water retting (the bundled hemp floats in water) or dew retting (the hemp remains on the ground and is affected by the moisture in dew moisture, and by molds and bacterial action).
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